Meet at Harvest Moon Ice Cream - 801 Front Street
Historic Georgetown, SC 29440
843-446-4777

  One Hour Tours
$8 per person (ages 16 & up), Under 16 free
School and other group rates available

For Reservations:
Contact Debby Summey at 843-446-4777 or DJSummey@gmail.com

 

Debby Summey

Debby Summey

While growing up in Georgetown one of my favorite things to do was to walk the docks lining the Sampit River.  Shrimp trawlers and fishing boats tied up there, and cats roamed up and down hoping for a handout from the fishermen.  A few blocks over was my neighborhood of historic homes, churches, and cemeteries - some predating the Revolutionary War.  The streets, lined with majestic oak trees, added to the romance and mystery of what is now our Historic District.  I want to share all of this with you through the eyes of someone who grew up amidst such beauty and history, never taking for granted the paradise that is Georgetown.

Meet me at Harvest Moon Ice Cream Shop, 801 Front St., for a 12-block walking tour of Georgetown’s beautiful Historic District. We’ll stroll along the Sampit River before entering the residential area where you’ll be able to see things close-up.  

- Debby Summey


Below are some of my favorite photos of Historic Georgetown South Carolina

Thanks to Georgetown County Digital Library for supplying the digitized photos above and in the header. Header image: Georgetown Waterfront on the Sampit River, c. 1916. Photo property of Georgetown County Museum. All rights reserved.

Two women on Front Street, c.1900. Note: 5¢ ad for Cola and Sampit River background. Photo property of Georgetown County Museum. All rights reserved.

Two women on Front Street, c.1900.
Note: 5¢ ad for Cola and Sampit River
background.
Photo property of Georgetown County Museum. All rights reserved.

Albert W. Ford, Jr. and Cleo Ford Lightsey with alligator pulled from Sampit River, c.1930. Photo property of Georgetown County Museum. All rights reserved.

Albert W. Ford, Jr. and Cleo
Ford Lightsey with alligator pulled
from Sampit River, c.1930.
Photo property of Georgetown County Museum.
All rights reserved.

Wharf on the Sampit River, c.1916. Photo property of Georgetown County Museum. All rights reserved.

Wharf on the Sampit River, c.1916.
Photo property of Georgetown County Museum.
All rights reserved.